Sydney Ellen

Guitar coach

Blayze Coach Sydney Ellen
Blayze Coach Sydney Ellen
Blayze Coach Sydney Ellen
Out of 18 reviews


  • Based in Los Angeles, CA
  • 10 years coaching experience
  • 27 Blayze members coached

About Sydney

Sydney Ellen is a guitarist, songwriter, and live performer, hailing from Southern California. A multi-faceted musician, Sydney was first a trained pianist at age five. Growing up listening to Classic Rock and being heavily influenced by the performance style of Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Sydney expanded her musical talent to the guitar, and soon after discovered her love for songwriting. Sydney attended Berklee College of Music, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and after two decades of curating her skills, still dedicates herself to perfecting her craft every single day. No stranger to the stage, Sydney has years of experience performing Classic Rock, Metal, Hard Rock, Funk, Motown, and Pop, but perhaps her greatest skill is her ability to perform on stage with an enviable sense of ease - a skill that has left her decorated with numerous awards as one of the top rising female guitarists in the rock scene. Sydney's music has been featured on 95.5 KLOS and Nikki Sixx's radio show - Sixx Sense. Sydney has also worked with top brands like Barbie, Mattel, Hilton, EMG Pickups, Bones Coffee, and more. As a coach for over 10 years, and a Fender Play Instructor for over 5 years, she discovered a passion for helping others find the joys of learning an instrument. Sydney loves improving her abilities as a coach like developing new approaches to learning and memory, discovering techniques and skills through songs, and redefining the meaning of “practice” in our daily routine.

Improve your chord transitions with Coach Sydney

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Rating & Reviews

Out of 18 reviews
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Blaze | Mike Carrozza
Mike Carrozza
May 13, 2024
Sydney is the absolute best. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her passion for the guitar comes through in every single lesson. After spending a number of years away from playing the guitar, I've been so thankful to get back into it and Sydney has played a major role in helping reignite that passion for me.
Blaze | William Barbour
William Barbour
March 25, 2024
Sydney acknowledges what you are doing well and she has a great eye for subtle details. She makes solid suggestions that make a big difference in your playing.
Blaze | William Barbour
William Barbour
March 9, 2024
Very professional and informative feedback from Sydney
Blaze | Robert Merritt
Robert Merritt
February 24, 2024
Sydney is an awesome coach I am learning more than I have been able to teach myself I can;t wait for more lessons

What to expect
during your trial:

Blaze | Meet your dedicated coach and discuss your goals over a live, video intro call.
Blaze | Upload self-recorded videos for in-depth professional analysis from your coach.
Blaze | Get clear guidance and actionable tips for how to improve, based on your uploaded video.
Blaze | Practice with personalize lesson plans from your coach, based on your areas for improvement.
Blaze | Get support, accountability, and ask questions of your coach anytime, anywhere.

Meet your dedicated coach and discuss your goals over a live, video intro call.

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Common Questions

  • Do you specialize in any particular styles?

    Pop, Rock, Fingerstyle, Funk, Motown, Metal

  • What things do you focus on most when teaching?

    Technique troubleshooting, chord transitions, barre chords, and soloing.

  • Do you teach acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass or ukulele?

    Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and ukulele

  • Are you comfortable teaching all age ranges?

    Yes! Absolutely!